There are over thirty fires that have started in West and North West regions of Tasmania as a result of lightning strikes on the Wednesday, 13th January 2016.
New fires are still being discovered and will continue to be as the weather warms up.
Fire under these conditions can be difficult to control.
There is no immediate threat.
These fires put up large amounts of smoke due to changes in the weather.
Smoke may be impacting communities from the central north and north west coast to Strahan.
Motorists, please drive to the conditions with headlights turned on and be aware of reduced speed limits. See www.police.tas.gov.au for further information on road closures and changed conditions.
The Sandy Cape 4WD Track between Temma and Sandy Cape is closed to all access except for shack and property owners. Campers and four wheel drivers will not be permitted access due to the time it takes to evacuate this remote area.
Travellers to the West and North West regions of Tasmania are advised to keep up to date through the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au and listen to local ABC radio.
If any fire activity is causing you concern please telephone 000 (Triple Zero).
This advice was issued at 09:00 Wednesday, 20 January 2016.